Skoda WRC could debut in Bohemia

Skoda's new Fabia World Rally Car is set to make its public debut on the Rallye Bohemia in early June. Although Skoda officials declined to discuss the car's appearance on the rally, the Czech firm has a history of competing in the event which takes place on the doorstep of its Mlada Boleslav base

Skoda WRC could debut in Bohemia

Bohemia, run over two days, is an asphalt rally and Skoda team boss Pavel Janeba has already admitted that the car's WRC debut is most likely to happen on that surface.

Skoda began testing the Fabia on asphalt last week in Germany with Didier Auriol and Toni Gardemeister on hand to drive the car, where back-to-back tests were held against the firm's current challenger, the Octavia WRC.

"This was more about finding out what we have got on asphalt," said Auriol. "For me the team can't move quickly enough with this new car. It's always the same when we test the Fabia and then go rallying with the Octavia. We just want to get in the Fabia as soon as we can."

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